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August 15, 2005
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× by catieboo by catieboo
Download the movie >>[link] !!

My part of the job : screenplay, storyboard, character design, matte paintings, textures/rendering, lighting, compositing/fx, montage.

"Les fantaisies de Margot" (translate "the imaginary world of Margot") is a 9 months hardwork movie, started from scratch.

It's the story of a timid little girl named Margot who is living in a comfy and luxurious world. However she is always playing
by herself with her plush friend Poulpi. Accustomed to her loneliness, she is afraid of adults and
particularly of her oncle Theo, a big impressive fellow, who seems like an ogre to a 5-year-old child's view.
This very evening at a social party given in her house, Margot will flee from her oncle when he comes to tease her
and go hide in her own dreams. But there, she will also have to face her fears.. indeed, she will run into a
monster, representing Theo's alter-ego in her sleep.

The basic screenplay included a more developed plot, there was actually a duel between Margot and
the monster-wizard named Peoo, but due to the short deadline we had to cut the big fighting
sequence off and also a magic scene, what makes Margot less active and the dream less fairy.

At first sight, this movie would rather aim kids and the young ones by its easy-watching storyline
and its funny-looking characters, like Peoo. But the thematic is a bit more deep, it's about the gap
between adults and children's world. Children see things in a different manner, with their own fancy imagination
and inconceivable fears. And that is what we wanted to implicitly point out, so there is a constant parallel
between the dream part and the social party scene : for example the forest creatures corresponding to the guests,
and the fact that they are gathered to take the tea (the character design has been work together, but it's too bad
we can't actually see the guests's faces.. but well, it's a detail..).
Also, there is the sceneries, despite it's a forest there's chairs and tables, even an armchair and a clock
embed in a tree! We had to mix up two distinct universes.

Last point, we have been told a lot about the "manga" part of the short film (when Poulpi comes out from
off camera to rescue her owner and be killed by electric shock), well, as it's a kid's dream i guess
we just wanted to make it fun to watch in order to avoid the dramatic tone of the climax, like a parody.

Hope you'll enjoy it! <3
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Daily Deviation

Given 2005-08-20 by ~catieboo is a wonderful 3D animation which is best described by $Moonbeam13 as "beyond cute". This short brings the viewer back into the delightful world of a child's dreams and does so with stylized flair. Do yourself a favor, take the time to download and watch this wonderful movie. ( Featured by bluespeed9 )
zombielily Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2005  Student Digital Artist
That was short, but very beautiful. I understand about the deadline thing, and even with that you made something totally amazing for sure =)

I love how all of the characters look- and even the story line is really well done itself. I really feel as though I can connect or even relate back to times like that when I was a child, and thats a really beautiful thing =)

The characters are very entertaining, and I love there designs- not to mention the backgrounds and scenery are well done and its awesome right from the beginning to the end. I also enjoyed the sketches in the end credits there XD

Very professional, and very well done. I think you've accomplished just what you were looking for =) :+favlove:
MazokuVocal Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2005
EXTREMELY amazing.
kittyspit Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2005
That was very cute, I enjoyed it very much. n__n
nathy-d Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2005
amazing job there, absolutly stunning, i really appreciate the work that has gone into it, how long did it take to make and render??? and should you have any more projects on the go and you need a helping hand, pls feel free to contact me, keep up the fabulous work...
catieboo Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2005
i took like a couple of weeks or less to render the 4 layers of each 4500 frames and to composite it after.
it's a pretty short time compared to the whole production which lasted 9 months, but we were in last weeks big rush!
well, i don't have any new projects for now cuz im planning to go major and then maybe i'll do some other short films ^_^!
thanks for proposing im taking note!
cassetteject Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2005
Oh, what a cute ending! :)
catieboo Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2005
:aww: thanks
daqueen-one Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2005  Professional General Artist
Mes félicitations!
Quelqu'un qui mérite sa "Daily Deviation Feature"!!!
Beaucoup de travail déjà accompli, et j'imagine encore à venir.
:clap: :clap: :clap:
catieboo Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2005
merci beaucoup !!!
j'ai bossé comme une folle pdt 9 mois /o\, donc ca fait chaud au coeur d'entendre ca :D
SeRHeLL Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2005
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